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August 2020

Farm Harvest Luncheon With Chef (and Farmer) Trent Shank

August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fess Parker Farm, 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos, CA 93441 United States
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$57

Authentic Farm to Farm-Table!  Trent Shank of Bear & Star and Fess Parker Farm Take a day trip into the valley, and experience true Farm to Table luncheon, limited to 10 guests with Chef (and Farmer) Trent Shank.   Located at the Fess Parker farm (50 min from the city, in the midst of wine country!), the morning will start with canapés, a refreshment, and farm tour which includes chickens, berry patches, and a bounty of incredible summer crops. Easy walking for…

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September 2020

Crafting Greek Mezze with Chef Robin!

September 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$86

Crafting Greek Mezze with Chef Robin Goldstein! Chef Robin Goldstein returns with more delicious recipes and stories of her travels...this time she is featuring Greece and the vibrant flavors of Mediterranean mezze! "Mezze" means small plates for sharing; often thought of as appetizers, but with the fresh exuberant flavors and vast assortment, mezze can be the entire meal. In this seated, outdoor demonstration, learn how to create four Greek-inspired appetizers enjoyed alongside adult beverages. Chef Robin will demonstrate the recipes…

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Blind Syrah Tasting & Dinner

September 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$68 – $86

Blind Syrah Tasting & Dinner Explore the world of Syrahs (shiraz too!) through a blind tasting of 8 wines in a safe outdoor setting! Learn about this luscious full-bodied varietal, and taste through the various regions and styles, and discover your favorites among a selection of 100% Syrahs without the bias of labels, or price. Following the blind tasting will be a bottle reveal and Dinner Entree to continue the celebration of Syrah. (limited to 9 attendants)  The Menu for this…

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October 2020

Food & Wine of Italy’s Campania Region

October 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$83 – $131

Food & Wine of Italy's Campania Region "I am head over heels about the food and wine of Campania! From made-that-morning bufala mozzarella to eggplant parmesan, fritto misto, to drooling over ragu Napoletana. And then there's the wine! The noble, incredibly age-worthy and enigmatic Fiano and Taurasi; as well as Piedirosso, Falanghina, Greco di Tufo and other crazy things that nobody knows about. Until now" … says the enthusiastic Sommelier Jessica Garver. There are two options, so choose your own…

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November 2020

Blind Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting & Dinner

November 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$135

Blind Tasting & Dinner ~ Cabernet Sauvignon of Paso Robles Explore the Cabernet Sauvignons of Paso (a few Napas too!) through a blind tasting of 8 wines in a safe outdoor setting! Yes, your heard it right!...Cabernet Sauvignon and its band of blended brothers is a prime time varietal in Paso. The quality, style, value and sheer satisfaction is off the charts and ready to challenge your palette! There's a whole lot more to Paso Robles than Zinfandel and Rhone varietals.…

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January 2021

Blind Tasting & Dinner: “Châteauneuf-du-Pape” of Paso

January 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$88

Blind "Châteauneuf-du-Pape"of Paso Tasting & Dinner  Explore the "Châteauneuf-du-Pape" of Paso Robles through a blind tasting of several Rhône Blends (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre)  in a safe outdoor setting!  Learn all about the diversity and beauty of these thriving central coast varietals and how they compare to their French roots. Taste through some of the best Paso has to offer (and a couple of French ringers too) and discover your favorites among a selection of wines without the bias of labels or…

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ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Justin Werner

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$130

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef Justin Werner ESB's First TRUST Dinner features Orange County based Chef Justin Werner, the Executive Chef at Porch and Swing in Irvine, CA. Originally from New York Justin cut his teeth in some of Manhattan’s top tier restaurants. He spent half a decade working at Craft for Tom Colicchio where he gained a passion for quality produce and forging relationships with farmers. This lead him to spend a few years at Thomas Keller’s Per Se before moving…

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February 2021

Fast, Easy Comfort Food At Home

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$56

Fast, Easy Comfort Food at Home Sometimes, after cleaning your home, doing your taxes, or enjoying your lasted binge-worthy show or new movie release, you just want to order your favorite comfort foods; whether it be pizza, pasta or your go-to Asian takeout. But what if you had a collection of some simple, fast, and delicious recipes at your fingertips for times like these? Recipes that require only a few tools, minimal prep, and that deliver those full, comforting flavors…

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March 2021

Sausage Making with Chef P.A. Tremblay

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$67

The age-old technique of sausage making! Chef P.A. Tremblay joins ESB once again to share the age-old technique of sausage making! Learn about the the spices, herbs, casings and the techniques to making sausages with the old-world traditions. With the right tools and Chef P.A.'s tips and tricks, you too, can make sausages on your own with a variety of proteins and seasonings! The afternoon will start with a chilled beer, or wine, and guests will be served an entree…

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ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Massimo Falsini

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$135

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef Massimo Falsini ESB’s Second TRUST Dinner will feature  Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini, the Executive Chef of Caruso's at Rosewood Miramar Resort in Montecito, CA. From a family of charcutiers, Massimo began his culinary training at the age of 16 in Felice a Testaccio, a historical Roman Trattoria, and spent his youth in prestigious kitchens until reaching Harry’s Bar in Rome in 2004. Harry’s Bar was awarded a Michelin Star while Massimo was at the helm of…

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May 2021

ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef P.A. Tremblay

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$140.00 – $340

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef P.A. Tremblay ESB's May 1st TRUST Dinner will feature hometown favorite Chef PA Tremblay! For the first time ever, Chef PA is creating his own 6-Course dream dinner for our members. Many of you are familiar with Chef PA through his charismatic demonstrations of locally sourced seafood, his beautiful Italian braises and ragus made wild game meat from his hunting adventures, or even authentic Japanese Ramen. But, you have yet to experience Chef P.A's cuisine...unleashed...without the influence of…

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Amy’s Oaxacan Experience

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$75

Amy's Oaxacan Experience Stories and Secret Dishes from One of Mexico's most Vibrant Culinary Regions Join ESB Founder Amy Baer Robinson as she shares the dishes, beverages and stories from her time in Oaxaca. Learn about the sacred Mole Negro and how it ties into the traditions of the Zapotec culture, and taste the unique flavors only found in chihuacles negros, authentic stringy Oaxacan cheese, masa from Oaxacan corn, unique herbs such as Hoja Santa, and of course, smokey mezcal.…

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June 2021

Goldbelly Extravaganza Dinner

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$110

"Goldbelly Extravaganza" Dinner Since the pandemic many of the country's top restaurants have taken "delivery" to the next level, by offering their legendary dishes to order via the site Goldbelly. This site ships the dish to you, (usually frozen), with specific re-heating and execution instructions from the restaurants. After testing the site with some of our favorite New York dishes and being more than pleased with the results, ESB is planning the "Goldbelly Extravaganza" Dinner. The United States of Goldbelly! This…

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July 2021

ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Drew Terp

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$140 – $230

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef Drew Terp! ESB's next TRUST Dinner will feature none other than ESB Favorite...Chef Drew Terp! Chef Drew has cooked in and helmed at Michelin-Starred kitchens from Napa (Auberge du Soleil) to New York City (Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Masa and BarMasa), to Spain (under Chef Pedro Subijana at Akelare). He also opened and served as Executive Chef for Las Vegas restaurants BarMasa and Shaboo, and worked under José Andrés at Jaleo, in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Chef…

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Chef Massimo and The Proper Bolognese!

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Location Santa Barbara, CA United States
$78

Chef Massimo and The Proper Bolognese! {Note Updated Start Time} For the first time, Chef Massimo Falsini is leading a demonstration for ESB members... Learn the age-old tradition of Tagliatelle al Ragù, (also known as Bolognese), a rich and delicious slow cooked meat sauce which is one of the most celebrated dishes of Italy. From the dicing of vegetables to the pasta rolling, observe Chef Massimo as he demonstrates the steps to create the best Bolognese. You'll learn all the…

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September 2021

ESB “TRUST” Dinner: Chef Justin West

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$150 – $230

ESB "TRUST" Dinner: Chef Justin West! ESB's next TRUST Dinner will feature Chef Justin West! Chef Justin West is best known as the Chef/Owner of Julienne, a French-Californian inspired restaurant he opened and operated from 2008-2016, which was beloved among many ESB Members. Julienne is also where Chef PA Tremblay chopped the block! Chef Justin was also the Chef/Owner of Wildwood Kitchen and Soul Cal Smokehouse. Not only did Chef Justin receive wide acclaim locally, but he was recognized nationally by the James Beard…

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Get Hooked Seafood Demo & Dinner – Fall 2021

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$48 – $75

Get hooked on Seafood! ESB is resuming it's collaborations with Get Hooked to host a culinary demonstration on how to prepare seafood sourced through Get Hooked, a Community Supported Fishery Service that delivers locals the highest quality sustainable seafood, sourced directly from local fishermen. ESB Founder, Chef Amy Baer Robinson will host this culinary demonstration, which will feature Squid, King Salmon, and Sea bass! The demonstration will be a fun, homespun approach to cooking; utilizing ingredients available in a home kitchen, techniques that…

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Progressive Wine Experience & Dinner ~ Samsara Wine Co.

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Samsara, 6485 Calle Real Suite E
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
$95

Progressive Vertical-Horizontal Wine Experience & Dinner Samsara Wine Co. We're taking over the winery, a first for Epicurean SB ~ 11 wines and a barrel tasting! In this awesome immersive and progressive evening, guests will taste 9 different Samsara wines side by side in 3 flights, journeying through vineyards and vintages in a vertical and horizontal tasing, all while exploring Samsara’s tasting room and winery throughout the evening. This exploration of vineyard variations, varietals and by vintage is a unique…

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October 2021

What’s Your Beef?

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$76.00

What's Your Beef? Hanger, Ribeyes and Flanks, oh my! Ever wonder what the real difference is in these cuts of meat? Now is the time to learn in this side by side tasting of both common, and lesser-known cuts of beef! A steakhouse menu will will be so much easier to read after attending this delicious tasting! From Flank to New York to Bavette and Prime Ribeye, guests will partake in a multi-course tasting accompanied by a few sides to cleanse…

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Eleven Eleven Wine Dinner

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$165.00 – $270.00

Eleven Eleven Wine Dinner ESB could not be more excited to host a member favorite, all the way from Napa Valley: Eleven Eleven Wines by winemaker Kirk Venge! Join us for a seated dining experience with the Eleven Eleven team and Chef Robin Goldstein. The dinner will feature 6 of their incredible wines, including Laki's Cabernet, accompanied by a delicious and exciting Mediterranean Wine Harvest inspired dinner! Eleven Eleven wines have ranked at the top of every ESB blind tasting,…

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